Author Archives: Warren Gaskill

Unprecedented, Rapid Change in Our Atmosphere

Sadly, we live in a unique time in the history of Earth. There are many, many challenges today and ahead for all. [youtube]http://youtu.be/UatUDnFmNTY[/youtube] Concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide will likely reach 400 parts per million (ppm) for first … Continue reading

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Recognized for Moving the “Sustainable Dial”

As we approach celebration of  Earth Day 2014, spring is busting out all over! Three of our project partners are featured for their achievements in advancing a more sustainable economy. This week: A participant with Ohio Interfaith Power & Light was … Continue reading

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Madison Benchmarking Law Will Spread Energy Efficiency

The City of Madison has the opportunity to proactively support its businesses in the rapidly evolving energy marketplace that is coursing its way across the land today. The simple and relatively modest step: adopt an ordinance that at its heart … Continue reading

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Using Less Energy? – Steps 4-7

By Kevin Little, Senior Partner, Rapid Improvement Associates Second part of a two-part post that shows how to use monthly data to figure out whether or not your building is using less energy now than in a baseline period. Our … Continue reading

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Is Our Building Using Less Energy This Year? – Steps 1-3

By Kevin Little, Senior Partner, Rapid Improvement Associates First of a two-part blog. If your building has multiple energy meters dedicated to floors or systems and your team can access daily or hourly energy data, you’re in really great shape … Continue reading

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Green Business Engagement National Network Launched; 1st Webinar Nov. 7

After a convening for the first time during a May conference in Boston, a smaller group of colleagues who run Green Business Engagement Programs across the Country has formed a national network to work jointly on issues of shared interest. The idea … Continue reading

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Updated Portfolio Manager off to a rough start

We have been working with the new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager since it went live this past Wednesday and found it got off on a pretty rough start. The Portfolio Manager site was overwhelmed by users on Wednesday all logging … Continue reading

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Green Business Engagement — A Maturing Network

We are pleased to pass on the summary below on the conference we attended last month in Boston, sponsored by a leading business chamber. It was an impressive, well run gathering of program representatives from across the land. They all … Continue reading

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High EPA praise for the Lutheran Energy Stewards program

We had the good fortune this month working with Jerry Lawson, National Director of EPA’s ENERGY STAR for Congregations program. Lawson has been with EPA since 1990, and was instrumental in the formation of ENERGY STAR 21 years ago, the agency’s … Continue reading

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LED light technology is proving its value

A recent article in the New York Times nicely summarized the tremendous opportunities offered by the rapidly emerging LED lighting technology. Prices are coming down, quality is improving and there many new ways that the technology is being used — … Continue reading

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